Monthly Archives: July 2010

And on the third day…..

And on the third day the master of the house came upon the dryer as was his custom and lo, there hung before him, several pieces of biltong. And he taketh-ed a piece and in a reverential manner, did cut … Continue reading

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Breaking news…..Breaking news……Breaking – oh do be quiet.

Mr. Tom Cruise’s press team, just hours ago, advised that he recently accepted a lucrative contract with the Silicone Valley Symphony Orchestra. At a glittering ceremony during which the contract was signed, the orchestra’s delighted Director of Music concluded the … Continue reading

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Misuse of “awesome” or “surreal” ought to become a capital offense.

I have recently been introduced to the incisive writings of Mr. Craig Brown of The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/craigbrown/3614440/Way-of-the-world.html) in which he says, “The spoken substitute for the exclamation mark is the adjective ‘surreal’, generally accompanied by ‘totally’.” I feel I have … Continue reading

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Outstanding Biltong Recipe – Tried and tested.

[2014 amendment – another biltong recipe (cognac-flavoured biltong) can be found here] South Africa is enjoying the afterglow of the Soccer World Cup and if you were brave enough to visit our country, you might also have been brave enough … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Ocean Basket Melville

Next in the Amateur Restaurant Reviews is the Ocean Basket in Melville Johannesburg. Now those who know me, know that I generally don’t have a high regard for their fare; and having sampled the offerings of about 12 branches, I … Continue reading

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Cheaper to go to Durban than to go home. What the hey?

It is cheaper for two people to travel from Johannesburg to Durban in a multimillion Rand aircraft than it is to get from Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo Airport if you want to pander to the ANC’s puerile lust for … Continue reading

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